My experiences while living with my mother and her Alzheimer's Disease.(her birthdate = January 2, 1925)

Monday, July 19, 2004

I have had Mama all to myself from around 5:30 Saturday afternoon to 10:00 Sunday night.  She did pretty Saturday night.  And we even made it to church on time Sunday.  It was really nice to see everyone.  It took Mama a little while to realize what was happening.  She picked up the hymnal and started leafing through it like she does magazines, catalogs, and books here at the house.  I gave her money for the offering, but she didn't seem to understand what to do with it at first.  I wrote her name on the envelope, and folded the money--that is when she remembered what she was supposed to do.  I will definitely try harder to get her to church each week.  I don't want her to forget about the service.  That would be just too sad since church has always been such a big part of her life.
She ran between her bedroom and the dining room all day Sunday.  I did get her to sit in the living room a couple of times, but she didn't want to stay very long.  I am exhausted from trying to keep plates fixed for her to heat up.
David and maybe Tara are coming Wednesday so I can go visit friends.  I plan to go to Corpus for a few days.  
Hugs to all,